product description page

First Ladies : Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women (Reprint) (Paperback)

$12.23
MSRPReg: $17.99 Save $5.76 (32% off)
shipping to 94043 only 3 left
get it by Tue, May 1 with standard shipping.
free order pickup not available
not sold at Manhattan Herald Square

about this item

A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historians

C-SPAN’s yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image, featured interviews with more than fifty preeminent historians and biographers. In this informative book, these experts paint intimate portraits of all forty-five first ladies?their lives, ambitions, and unique partnerships with their presidential spouses. Susan Swain and the C-SPAN team elicit the details that made these women who they were: how Martha Washington intentionally set the standards followed by first ladies for the next century; how Edith Wilson was complicit in the cover-up when President Wilson became incapacitated after a stroke; and how Mamie Eisenhower used the new medium of television to reinforce her, and her husband’s, positive public images.

This book provides an up-close historical look at these fascinating women who survived the scrutiny of the White House, sometimes at great personal cost, while supporting their families and famous husbands?and sometimes changing history. Complete with illustrations and essential biographical details, it is an illuminating, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring read.

more to consider

  • First Ladies : Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women (Hardcover) (Susan

    $24.64

  • America's First Ladies : A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document Collection of the Remarkable

    $100.99

  • Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View : New Thought Radicalism in Portland's Progressive Era

    $25.15

  • Promise Me, Dad : A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Hardcover) (Joe Biden)

    $18.36

  • Faith of My Fathers : A Family Memoir (Reprint) (Paperback) (John McCain)

    $11.55

recommended

  • SheaMoisture® Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo - 13 fl oz

    $10.99

  • 2018 TF Publishing Desk Calendar

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $25.49 - $33.99


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.